In this chapter we discuss various considerations in designing an optimal configuration with the IBM Real-time Compression Appliance (RTCA).
A key benefit of the IBM RTCA solution is the ability to perform compression while maintaining high performance. The compression appliance is part of the overall storage solution, and as such, it has to be reviewed together with the storage system itself. There are various performance requirements that need to be part of this review.
7.1 Performance requirements